[OSM-dev] RFC: map call to return deleted elements

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Fri May 22 15:48:37 BST 2009


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Matt Amos wrote:
> to make it easier to support undeleting and pre-upload conflict
> checking, it has been suggested that an API call (a "proper" API call,
> not AMF!) be written to allow the fetching of deleted items in a
> certain area.
> 
> rather than write a different API call, i'm suggesting that the map
> call be modified to have an additional optional parameter
> "?visible=(true|false|both)", where true is the default, which
> controls whether visible items are returned, invisible ones, or both
> visible and invisible. here are the proposed changes to the effects of
> the call:

I like the concept, but the parameters seem backwards to what I would
expect.

I think the parameter should be ?deleted=(true|false|only)

"deleted=false" is the default - behaves as now. "deleted=yes" includes
deleted items and "deleted=only" returns only items that have been
deleted (useful if you have already downloaded the visible data in the
area).

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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